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Old 03-12-2017, 11:21 PM
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Re: 2015 GC Mods

Monarchco that's a nice looking jeep set up. Sweet.

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Just wanna say great post and thanks for all the information !!, You have definitely helped me make my decision , My set up is very similar and now Im looking in the lift ( currently have a leveling Kit) I went from 275/55R20 Nitto's to 255/65R17 KO2 BFG with Rubicon wheels pretty much the same height as yours , If I could ask you for your measurements from the ground to the bottom of the fender trim (front and back ) so I can see exactly how much higher it will be ,, not sure if you mentioned it but did you do anything to the sway bars ?? Thanks again buddy !

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Monarchco that's a nice looking jeep set up. Sweet.
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Just wanna say great post and thanks for all the information !!, You have definitely helped me make my decision , My set up is very similar and now Im looking in the lift ( currently have a leveling Kit) I went from 275/55R20 Nitto's to 255/65R17 KO2 BFG with Rubicon wheels pretty much the same height as yours , If I could ask you for your measurements from the ground to the bottom of the fender trim (front and back ) so I can see exactly how much higher it will be ,, not sure if you mentioned it but did you do anything to the sway bars ?? and what shocks were you using OME ?? Thanks again buddy !

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Using the ome shocks and springs. No swab bar extensions needed for the ome lift. Haven't measured the height to the wheel well trim but will and get back to you. J
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Ok so i measured. Its 36" to bottom of front wheel well trim right through hub center and to bottom of the plastic trim not middle or top of the trim. The rears are 37.5" hmmm. Maybe ill do a 1 or 1.5" spacer in front too. Bet that id have to modify the,sway bar links with extended ones. Maybe.
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Ok thank you ! , My Jeep measures 34" ( same way you did ) and 34 1/2" for the rear (Stock),
thats just with the Rocky Road WK2 leveling kit (1.75") in the front

Seems like Ill be removing the leveling kit and going with the OME or the Bilstein's 5100's
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Ok so it's done. 275/65/R18 on Rubicon rims. No spacers though it's as close as you can get to the front caliper so I'm still thinking about finding some hub centric 5mm or so spacers. Old Man Emu Lift. No rubbing anywhere. Rides great, no loss in power feeling and handles like an SUV. I hear my intake over any tire noise though of course there is a little tire noise, barely. A day of driving mixed highway and town I'm getting 21mpg, I swear I was getting 19 before when I hit reset though that average had accumulated much more driving time so I'll be happy and shocked if I end up at 19 again (winter blend gas too, and I drive sort of fast).
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OE 20" rims 33lbs. OE tires 33lbs = 66lbs per corner
Rubicon rims 28lbs. BFG AT KO2's 56lbs = 84lbs per corner

That's 18lbs more per corner.

I'm ok with that. Especially for the additional meat and a 10ply tire. Not to mention the additional lift of the larger tire. Along with the Old Man Emu lift, there's a huge difference when entering and exiting the vehicle. Anyways, love it. And thanks to member "Shots" for his useful posts in helping me decide which direction to go for rims. PS. if you get the OME lift, go to a shop with a heavy duty spring compressor. The guys I used had a death look on their faces when I came back to pick it up. They had to send the springs/struts out to a machine shop to compress, but hey, they got it done!

Could we get a measurement with this set up , from the ground to the bottom of the fender trim? ? Front and back ,
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Measuring through the hub to bottom of plastic wheel trim its 36" front and 37.5" back. I might do a spacer up front. Thinking about it. I imagine id need to extend the swaybar links then but not sure. J
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Re: 2015 GC Mods

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Measuring through the hub to bottom of plastic wheel trim its 36" front and 37.5" back. I might do a spacer up front. Thinking about it. I imagine id need to extend the swaybar links then but not sure. J

Jeep WK GrandÂ*Cherokee and WK2, strut trim packers to help level Jeep, all 2005 and newer

Hopefully this helps...nice post.

I wish OME made their kit fit a '17
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Thanks. I have trim packer installed left side to level the jeep. But raising the front of tbe jeep 1 or 1.5 inches requires spacers. Booo
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Re: 2015 GC Mods

FYI - tire sizes are going to throw off measurements like that when comparing one vehicle to another. Center of hub to fender will eliminate that variable and give you a comparison of straight suspension difference.
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They are 32" tires. Which is 2" bigger than the,stock 20" rim forteras. So thats an inch on top and an inch on bottom of tire thus knock one inch off? Sound right? If compari g to the stock 20s anyways.
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